Buddy rambles, digresses, pontificates, and fails completely to make Seymour Glass seem a believable human being.
The bas-reliefs represent historical subjects of the two pontificates.
In Rome this custom prevailed, at least since the pontificates of Xystus and Telesphorus (about 120).
In all he worked under the pontificates of seven different popes.
This is the principle of that divine series of frescoes, with which under the pontificates of Julius II.
1818, "to act as a pontiff," from Medieval Latin pontificatus, past participle of pontificare "to be a pontifex," from Latin pontifex (see pontiff). Meaning "to assume pompous and dignified airs, issue dogmatic decrees" is from 1825. Meaning "to say (something) in a pontifical way" is from 1922. Related: Pontificated; pontificating.
1580s, from Latin pontificatus "office of a pontiff," from pontifex (see pontifex).